Examples Of Freedom Of Speech

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Freedom of Religion, Speech and the Press The first amendment is part of the United States Constitution in a short portion called the United States Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is one of the high laws of our land. “It guarantees that the United States government can never deprive people in the United States of certain fundamental rights,” according to aclu.org. The first amendment states that “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof: or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press: or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances,” according to nccs.net. This means that us as Americans have the right to…show more content…
If you listen to many high school or middle school students, if you tell them to be quiet, they will always say “I have freedom of speech I can talk all I want to. According the Santa Clara Law Review. “all communication and association for purposes of communication are protected by the first amendment.” Someone who is in violation of freedom of speech has to first meet three preliminary requirements. First, jurisdiction must be over the claim by the court, next, the claim must be justiciable, and lastly, the person giving rise to the claim must be by government action. If the three preliminary requirements are not met, a dismissal will take place. If all requirements are met, the court will proceed to the merits of its freedom of speech claim. In the case of the merits, the analysis has two components. The two components include the first one which must determine whether the first amendment is applicable, and then the second one determines if the respondent did infringe claimant’s free speech. This is why freedom of speech is so important and not just being able to talk when wanting…show more content…
According to Lincoln.edu, “Religious freedom includes the freedom to worship, to print instructional material, to train teachers and to organize groups for their employment and school in which to teach, including.” Funny that freedom of religion states that it can be in taught in schools, but the only schools were religion is taught is private and Christian schools. When a student sneeze, teachers don’t even say “God Bless You,” they simply shorten it to “Bless You.” Many public schools do not allow prayer in the schools or not even religious conversations to take place in the classroom because they are afraid of some students being offended. One of my high school years, we happened to have a religious debate in my English class because my English teacher was a Pastor, the next day we got to class and one of the students had gone home and told their parents that we were attacking them because they didn’t believe in God like the majority of the class did. We were not attacking the students, we were simply exercising our first amendment Freedom of Religion, and just explaining why we believed in God. I believe the student felt attacked because it was so many of us that believed in God and then there was just him. Ever since then I have never been able to have Freedom of Religion in public schools. Once I began college, they were open with Religion.
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